A House Like A Lotus

A House Like A Lotus

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By the author of A Wrinkle in Time , the conclusion to the Polly O'Keefe stories finds Polly taking an unforgettable trip to Europe, all by herself.

"Exquisite." -- Publishers Weekly

Sixteen-year-old Polly is on her way to the island of Cyprus, where she will work as a gofer. The trip was arranged by Maximiliana Horne, a rich, brilliant artist who, with her longtime companion, Dr. Ursula Heschel, recently became the O'Keefe family's neighbor on Benne Seed Island. Max and Polly formed an instant friendship and Max took over Polly's education, giving her the encouragement and confidence that her isolated upbringing had not. Polly adored Max, even idolized her, until Max betrayed her. In Greece, Polly finds romance, danger, and unique friendships. But can she ever forgive Max?

Praise for A House Like a Lotus :

"While on a working trip to Greece and Cyprus, previously arranged by Max, Polly learns what forgiveness and love really are. Polly is a remarkable heroine." -- Children's Book Review Service

"Compelling . . . An eminently caring book by an obviously caring writer." -- Booklist, starred review

"Exquisite." -- Publishers Weekly

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Publisher: New York : Farrer Strous Giroux, c1984
ISBN: 9780312547981
Branch Call Number: FIC L'Engl
Characteristics: 307 p

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sarahzaidi Jul 17, 2012

This book was really an interesting read. I remember when I was at the library and I saw some other girl pick out this book. I was so attracted the cover of the book that I had to get it! Amazing read drawn to the wealthy and brilliant artist Maximiliana Horne and grateful for her stimulating education at Max's direction, sixteen-year-old Polly finds herself suddenly and inexplicably betrayed by her idol.

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sarahzaidi Jul 17, 2012

Drawn to the wealthy and brilliant artist Maximiliana Horne and grateful for her stimulating education at Max's direction, sixteen-year-old Polly finds herself suddenly and inexplicably betrayed by her idol.

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